Die Sabbati, 23 Jan. 1640.
THE Petition of Tho. Bonell Clerk, Rector of More-munckton in the County of Yorke, referred to the
Committee for Privileges.
vice lecta est Billa, An Act for enabling of James
Enyon to alter the Estates of some Lands, and to make
Sale of other Lands, for the Payment of Debts, and
Advancement of younger Children.
Privilege-Reflections on the House.
Ordered, That Tho. Jones, of Offweld, in the County
of Devon, Clerk, be forthwith sent for, as a Delinquent,
by the Serjeant at Arms attending on this House, to answer an Information against him here, and attested by a
Member of this House, of scandalous Words by him
used, against the Parliament, in a Sermon, preached by
him at Tiverton in the said County of Devon the last
Day of July, 1640.
Ordered, That Dr. Chaffin be forthwith sent for, as a
Delinquent, by the Serjeant at Arms attending on this
House, for Words by him delivered, against the Parliament, in a Sermon, preached by him in the Cathedral of
Salisbury the 22th of May, 1634; the which Words were
here in the House witnessed by One Witness, and attested
by the Subscriptions of several other Witnesses.
Ministers Petition and Remonstrance.
The Petition of the Ministers whose Names are subscribed, on Behalf of themselves, and many others their
Brethren of the Church of England, was read:
There was likewise with this Petition, a Remonstrance
delivered: And some Six or Seven of those, who subscribed the Petition, were called in; and did avow the
Petition and Remonstrance.
Ordered, That the Petition this Day exhibited from
divers of the Ministers of England, and the Remonstrance
delivered with it, shall be first read on Monday Morning.
The humble Petition of many the Ministers of the
Articles against E. of Straford.
Mr. Selden, Mr. Palmer, Mr. Whittlock, Mr. Maynard,
by Order, are added to the Committee, that are to draw
up the Articles against the Earl of Straford.
Reprieve of Goodman, a Priest.
Mr. Hampden, Mr. St. Johns, Sir Jo. Culpepper, Sir
Jo. Hotham, Sir Peter Hayman, Sir W. Erle, Mr. Glinne,
Sir Tho. Barrington, Sir Gilbert Gerard:
This Committee is presently to retire into the Committee-chamber, to prepare Heads for a Conference to
be desired with the Lords, concerning the Reprieval of
Tho. Goodman, Priest and Jesuit; and upon such other
Matters, as they in their Judgments shall think fit.
Mr. Recorder of London was sent for; who, at the
Bar, made a Narrative of the whole Passage of his Indicting, Condemning, and Reprieval.
Mr. Glinne reports the Heads of the Conference to be
desired with the Lords, concerning the Reprieval of
Goodman, in hæc Verba:
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Sir Jo. Culpepper was sent up to the Lords, to desire a
Conference by a Committee of both Houses, presently,
if it may stand with their Lordships Occasions, in the
Painted Chamber, concerning the Reprieving of Tho.
Goodman, a Priest, lately condemned of High Treason.
Mr. Glinne is to manage this Conference.
Sir Jo. Culpepper brings Answer, that their Lordships
have considered of the Message; and will presently give
a Meeting, as is desired.
Superstition and Idolatry, &c.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for Secretary Windebank to prepare Heads for a Conference with
the Lords, concerning the Scotch Ministers that are thrust
out of Scotland, and have Preferments either here or in
Ireland; and to prevent, that no more of them be preferred, either here or in Ireland; and to inquire who have
been the Promoters of them to these Preferments; and
concerning Commissions, to be sent into all Countries, for
the Defacing, Demolishing, and quite taking away of all
Images, Altars, or Tables turned Altarwise, Crucifixes,
superstitious Pictures, Monuments, and Relicts of Idolatry, out of all Churches or Chapels.
Mr. Nath. Fines, Sir Christ. Wray, Sir H. Mildmay,
Sir A. Irby, Sir Ro. Pye, Lord Dungarvon, Sir A. Ingram,
Mr. Paulwheele, Mr. Jones, Sir Jo. Clotworthy, Sir Edw.
Deering, Mr. Wheeler, are added to this Committee.
Liberty to prosecute Petition, &c.
Ordered, That Rich. Butler, and Arth. Kevenogh his
Servant, who has a Petition depending before the Grand
Committee for Irish Affairs, shall have Liberty to come
and go freely to prosecute their Petition, without Molestation, Arrest, or Restraint: And that there be a Stay of
committing any Waste, in the Felling of any Woods, or
any other Waste whatsoever, upon the Lands mentioned
in the Petition during the Dependency of the Business
Liberty to prosecute Petition, &c.
The like Order for Liberty of Prosecution, and for
Stay to be made of any Waste to be committed upon the
Lands mentioned in their Petition, was granted to
Patrick Murphy, and John Jones.
It is likewise Ordered, That Sir Piers Crosby, who has
a Business likewise depending before the Grand Committee for Irish Affairs, shall have free Liberty to go and
come to prosecute his Petition here, without any Molestation or Restraint, during the Time of the Dependency
of his Business here.